Lubbock Post Office Offers Special Star Wars Postmark - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/30/07

Lubbock Post Office Offers Special Star Wars Postmark

Luke Skywalker, Yoda, Darth Vader and, of course, R2-D2 are among the unforgettable Star Wars characters debuting on 15 new 41-cent postage in commemoration of the first Star Wars movie which opened nearly 30 years ago.

The Lubbock Post Office will offer a Special Pictorial Postmark to be held on Wednesday May 30, 2007 at the Singer Station Post Office 4901 S. Loop 289 from 9a to 7p according to Postmaster Ted Tyler.  "We're excited to share these stamps with our customers, especially those Star Wars fans."

To further honor this memorable occasion, the Lubbock Post Office is offering a Star Wars Pictorial Cachet envelope and Special Cancellation ($5.00 each while quantities last). This colorful cachet, featuring many of the favorite Star Wars characters, along with a Star Wars Stamp of the customer's choosing, will delight Star Wars fans of all ages.

The commemorative stamps feature images from all six movies in the Star Wars saga: Luke Skywalker; Han Solo and Chewbacca; Princess Leia Organa with R2-D2; C-3PO; Yoda; Queen Padmé Amidala; Obi-Wan Kenobi as seen in Episodes IV through VI; Anakin Skywalker battling Obi-Wan Kenobi; Darth Vader; Emperor Palpatine; Darth Maul; Imperial Stormtroopers; Boba Fett; the Millennium Falcon; and an X-wing fighter.

The design of the sheet of 15 stamps includes the Star Wars logo and background images of a space battle, including a Star Destroyer, TIE fighters, X-wing fighters, and the second Death Star under construction, as seen in Return of the Jedi. The background also includes the light saber-wielding form of Darth Vader, whose helmet comprises the largest of the 15 stamps.

The back of the stamp sheet includes extensive text describing the dramatic roles that each featured character or vehicle plays in the Star Wars saga. The design was created and painted by Drew Struzan, with minor modifications by the U.S. Postal Service to accommodate the needs of individual stamps.  Struzan has also created posters for all six Star Wars movies.

To obtain a downloadable image of these stamps, (click here).

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